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The Candy Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title The Candy Man
Description Early in the establishment of Dick's Place a large, beau-tifully polished wood fountain was installed. It had various glass shelving and many mirrors, which reflected numerous crystal dishes, in which delicious sundaes, special ice cream treats, and soft drinks could be served. Dick's and Fannie's two daughters, Frankie and Katie, learned at an early age to dip chocolates. Their parents said that each girl must learn to work, learn how to change money, and weigh candy. Also each was taught to make ice cream treats, using a large scoop of ice cream with various toppings, includ- ing crushed nuts and a candied cherry. Fifteen cents was charged for that type of treat, but when bananas were added the cost was twenty cents. The same price was charged for malts and sodas. Two younger children, Siebert (Zeke) and Bob, were not big enough to be of much help. Their father would hang Zeke by the straps of his bib overalls on the taffy hook. Here he would not get burned but would be in on the candy making. One block north of Dick's Place was Manti's popular theatre and dance hall--Felt's Pavilion. This building was unique. It was built for winter entertainment, but when summertime came its walls would open out to let in the cool breezes. When a dance was held the orchestra was always given a half-hour intermission. During this time those desiring refreshments would walk the short distance to Dick's, where they could enioy the comfort of sitting on wire-legged chairs by little round, wire-legged tables. Here they would order their favorite ice cream treats, soft drinks, pies, cakes, or even fresh fruits. Dick Daly had a pioneer spirit. He was always reaching out for new and interesting things to do. He was manager of one of Manti's earliest and best baseball teams. His team chall-enged and played other teams in Sanpete County and in Utah. His candy and ice cream wagon traveled with the team, and from it delectable treats were sold. When the team played in its hometown all the people came to cheer and enjoy the game. Dick was one of the early promoters of the Sanpete County Fair. To add to the spirit of celebration his ice cream wagon was always on the job. For this special time, hot dogs, mus-tar and ketchup were an important part of the menu. -62-
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Identifier 072_The Candy Man.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325578